LNP to empower abuse survivors

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months
Child sex abuse survivors will have better pathways to justice through an LNP plan to remove the limitation period on child sex abuse civil claims if elected to government.
 
Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said the limitation period acted as a significant barrier for survivors seeking justice for appalling past abuse, but the LNP’s policy would help survivors speak out in their own time.
 
“We want to empower child sex abuse survivors to seek the justice they deserve, no matter how long ago the alleged offence occurred,” Mr Nicholls said.
 
“The current laws mean child sex abuse survivors have just three years from their 18th birthday to lodge a civil claim against their alleged perpetrator.
 
“However, many survivors find it too difficult to deal with the trauma involved in seeking justice for their abuse until well into their adulthood and it is unfair to deny them justice in these circumstances.
 
“That’s why, if elected, an LNP Government will remove the limitation of claims, as recommended* by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.”
 
Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker said the LNP would seek to introduce legislation into Queensland Parliament within the first 120 days of government.
 
“We want to help survivors as soon as possible, but it’s also important we get these laws right, so the LNP would consult with a wide range of stakeholders in drafting the legislation, from the legal industry to survivor support groups,” Mr Walker said.
 
“Clearly, the Court retains its jurisdiction in determining the merits of each case, but our move will ensure survivors who are willing to come forward and speak out are able to do so in their own time.”
 
Mr Walker said the LNP had a strong track record in government, including increased funding to support groups.
 
“In government, the LNP established the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry to chart a roadmap for the future of child protection,” he said.
 
“We also supported survivors of crime by enabling them to read their victim impact statements before a sentencing court they wished and it was reasonable in the circumstances.”
 
* State and territory governments should introduce legislation to remove any limitation period that applies to a claim for damages brought by a person where that claim is founded on the personal injury of the person resulting from sexual abuse of the person in an institutional context when the person is or was a child. (Recommendation 85 - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – 14/09/2015) 
Children Law & Safety Political Queensland Government
Social:   

LNP : Liberal National Party :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill QLD 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
07 3844 0388
LNP :  Liberal National Party
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Ambulance ramping worsens on the Sunshine Coast 13 April 2021 | Ambulance ramping is rife across the state with latest statistics showing Labor is losing control of Queensland’s public health system. More information...
Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates regarding the Hotel Grand Chancellor Quarantine Report 05 February 2021 | “The state government took a shot at hiding their own failings by saying there's no smoking gun. More information...
Shadow Treasurer David Janetzki on Labor’s criticism of the State of the States Report 27 January 2021 | “Commsec’s State of the States report is one of the most credible economic reports in this country. More information...
Queensland must fast track water infrastructure projects 25 January 2021 | “Queensland needs more dams and Queenslanders need them right now. More information...
Shadow Education Minister Dr Christian Rowan MP has wished all returning school students the best for term 1 27 January 2021 | Dr Christian Rowan MP, the LNP’s Shadow Minister for Education has today wished all returning school students in Queensland all the best for Term 1 and the school year ahead. More information...
LNP statement regarding Jackie Trad 15 January 2021 | “Jackie Trad resurrecting her political career should send a chill down the spine of every Queenslander. More information...
Statement by LNP Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates on Interstate COVID-19 clusters 01 January 2021 | “As the number of new COVID-19 cases continue to rise in New South Wales and Victoria, I’ve asked for a briefing from Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, as matter of urgency. More information...
Statement by Shadow Education Minister Dr Christian Rowan on Education Queensland Staff Suspensions 06 January 2021 | “Revelations today that over 100 Education Queensland staff are facing delays to their investigations is simply not good enough,” Dr Rowan said. More information...
Labor's COVID clinic calamity 03 January 2021 | The Labor Government put the fear in Queenslanders to get tested but when they answered the call in drovers, they’re turned away. More information...
Mining Ministerial Board of Inquiry Report Part 1 18 December 2020 | The LNP called for a parliamentary inquiry into mine safety because there is a desperate need to get to the bottom of what is causing deaths and injuries. While that inquiry did not happen, this Board of Inquiry... More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service